Alonzo Gentry (1887-1967) Papers (0453kc)
Alonzo Gentry, a native of Independence, Missouri, graduated from Virginia Military Institute with a degree in electrical engineering and later attended Columbia University in New York, from which he received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1916. Following graduation Mr. Gentry worked with the architectural firm of George B. Post and Sons in New York. He later represented that office in Cleveland and Kansas City. From 1923 until he retired in 1961, Mr. Gentry operated his own office. The architectural firm of Gentry and Voskamp worked with Neild & Somdal of Shreveport, Louisiana, designing and planning the Truman Library in Independence. Among the other widely known buildings Gentry designed are the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, the auditorium's underground garage and plaza, the Research Hospital and Medical Center, and the General George C. Marshall Library at Virginia Military Institute.
The collection consists mainly of letters, articles, and photographs pertaining to Gentry's career. Also included are newspaper articles, letters and sympathy cards regarding Mr. Gentry's death. ca. 1901-1967.
1/3 cubic foot
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